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Your Ultimate Guide to the Types of Injectables

With the worldwide aesthetic medical industry projected to be worth over 26.5 billion in 2024, beauty standards are at an all-time high.

One of the main driving factors behind this growth is the increased demand for minimally invasive procedures that create stunning results yet require little to no recovery time.

Leading the charge in this niche are injectables – products that are introduced to your body with injections.

While the procedure might sound straightforward, this couldn’t be further from the truth. It takes years of practice, experience, and certification for a plastic surgeon to learn the intricacies of using injectables to help you look your best.

Here, Dr. Derrick Gale of Gale Facial Plastics in Riverton and Salt Lake City looks at what injectables are and the different types of injectables available on the market.

Three types of injectables

As mentioned, the general definition of an “injectable” is a product that is injected. These products are classified according to their mode of function.

1)    Neuromodulators

Neuromodulators are injectables that temporarily paralyze the muscles surrounding the injection site. Botox® is the most well-known neuromodulator out there, but there are several other top-quality injectable neuromodulators such as Xeomin®, Dysport®, and Jeuveau®.

Neuromodulators treat wrinkles in more advanced stages, as these more apparent wrinkles are caused by muscles that are permanently contracting. Generally, neuromodulators treat the forehead and brow and are used to treat platysmal bands on the neck.

2)    Dermal Fillers  

Dermal fillers are the second category of injectables.

As their name implies, dermal fillers fill out the area of injection. Unlike neuromodulators, dermal fillers do not alter the area’s physiology; instead, they sit underneath the skin and create volume and contours simply by being there.

Dermal fillers are particularly effective at filling out fine lines and wrinkles radiating from the eyes (crows’ feet) and adding volume to sunken, hollow cheeks. An increasing number of patients also use dermal fillers to stop their hands from looking wrinkled and thin. Expert plastic surgeons such as Dr. Gale can even go so far as to perform a liquid facelift using dermal fillers – a non-surgical option to rhinoplasty.

One of the most popular dermal filler applications is lip fillers to plump up your lips.

3)    Kybella

Finally, Kybella is the new kid on the injectable block. Specifically designed for treating the double chin, Kybella is a form of mild and refined acid that dissolves small quantities of fatty tissue.

Injectables in Riverton and Salt Lake City, Utah

As you can see, injectables cover a wide range of beauty products that can restore your youth and natural vibrance. Which treatment is best for you can be a difficult choice to make, which is why we encourage you to arrange a commitment-free consultation with Dr. Gale by calling 801 506-6344 or by filling out his online form. The best part about dermal fillers is how the results are almost immediate, without needing any recovery time!